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NBA Daily Fantasy Helper: Monday 4/1/19

Ben Simmons and the 76ers should have value without Jimmy Butler and Joel Embiid. Who else can we look to on FanDuel?

If you're new to daily fantasy basketball -- maybe you started your DFS journey during the MLB or NFL seasons, or maybe basketball is your sport and this will be your first year giving it a shot -- you're in for a treat. The NBA scene changes hugely on a week-to-week, day-to-day, and -- depending on injury news -- even a minute-to-minute basis, making every slate a unique one that requires an ever-changing approach.

With so much changing so quickly, we're here with plenty of tools to help you out. We have daily projections, a matchup heat map, a lineup optimizer, and a ton of other great resources to help give you an edge.

We'll also be coming at you with this primer every day, breaking down a few of the day's top plays at each price point.

Let's take a look at who you should target on today's main slate.

Best of the Best

Ben Simmons (FanDuel Price: $10,000) - Simmons will play this one without Jimmy Butler and Joel Embiid, which means he could see a significant usage boost against the Dallas Mavericks. The Mavs rank 25th in defensive rating over the past 15 games. Without Embiid, Butler, and other absent Philadelphia 76ers, Simmons' usage ticks up 3.2 percentage points to 25.1%, and he averages 1.31 FanDuel points per minute, via RotoGrinders' CourtIQ. We project him for 38.6 minutes, so he should offer a high floor and a high ceiling, as well.

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